Model Fundamentals

Tim Spangler, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

The module provides background information for the Characteristics of Operational NWP Models module (also in the NWP PDS), which contains current information about the characteristics and architecture of commonly used operational models, their operationally significant strengths and weaknesses, and model assessment tools. The subject matter expert for this module is Dr. Ralph Petersen of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, Environmental Modeling Center (NCEP/EMC).

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional
Climate Literacy Principles: The Nature of Science:Computer Models
Topics: Atmosphere
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric ScienceKeywords: numerical weather prediction, fundamentals